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FOX
Sep 5, 2010 11:15pm EDT
who know bill mcgregor certainly would. at his 29 years here he has turned out countless nfl players, including 7 on nfl rosters last season. the most of any high school in the entire country. >> i expect great things from him this year. a tremendous college year. and then hopefully a great future down the road. but most important, i think cyrus has everything in perspective. >> reporter: it can be tough for his family. after all in cameroon american football is not, shall we say, high up on the priority list. >> well, they play rugby. it's pretty close to football. yes, it's pretty close to football. but they respect rugby a lot more than football. >> reporter: as one of the top recruits in the country he is being courted by all sorts of big-time colleges. but it's his ability to stay grounded that has impressed his coach the most. >> just a great young man. all of this publicity has not affected him at all. a great teammate and a great leader of our football team. >> reporter: dave ross, fox 5 sports. >>> thanks, ross. thanks cyrus for letting us share your story. that is all the t
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
tonight, and some voices are warning of a possible new war there. simon mcgregor-wood is in jerusalem. good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. that's right, the dead the line you referred to is israel's temporary freeze on new construction in jewish settleme settlements. don't forget, those are built on land that palestinians want for their state. that's why this is such a crucial issue. the deadline has passed. that temporary freeze has now expired and there is still no sign of a compromise deal. the palestinians say no build g ing freeze, no talks. the israelis say that's unacceptable. u.s. pressure on prime minister netanyahu to extend the freeze has been intense. >> we believe the moratorium should be extended. >> reporter: but so is the pressure on palestinian president abbas not to walk he said israel had a choice between settlements and peace. but says he will now consult with arab leaders before jewish settlements today, there school. despite the obvious symbolism here, there's a determination to start building again. minister netanyahu. and in this sett
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
stop them. here's abc's simon mcgregor-wood in jerusalem. >> reporter: the talks will start under a shadow. four israeli settlers, last night, gunned down in the west bank. hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, designed to inflict maximum damage on the peace process. in washington, there was condemnation. bt things palestinian president abbas with secretary clinton. followed by a separate meeting with israeli prime minister netanyahu. the issues remain the same. what to do about jewish settlements in the occupied territories. the so-called freeze on new building ends this month. the palestinians demand an extension. israel, so far, refuses. next up, to create a border between israel and the new palestinian state. how much land will the israelis havee ba how many settlers will have to be evacuated. then, there's jerusalem, the holy city. will the palestinians get to establish their capital in the arab part of the city? or will israel insist on full control? after last night, a big issue for israel will be security. netanyahu says he won't do anything that risks that. there isn
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:00am PDT
agreement. secretary of state clinton arrived to the peace talks in egypt overnight. our simon mcgregor-wood also just arrived. simon, what can we expect today? >> reporter: good morning, vinita. as you said, a busy round of talks today for hillary clinton. she's hosting, along with president mubarak, in the hotel behind me, a crucial round of the newly-launched middle east peace talks. hosting prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas. as you hinted in your introduction, jewish settlement construction. the crucial issue that the two parties have to get over today before this process can move forward. the palestinians have said they will walk away if israel's temporary settlement freeze of ten months, which expires on the 26th of this month, are renewed. netanyahu says he cannot do that. he and president obama and hillary clinton have been engaged in the last few weeks in some frantic behind-the-scenes arm-twisting. it remains to be seen if that hurdle can be overcome today. revinita? >> you mentioned this is a two-day meeting. what happens on day two if that happens on day on
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 4:00am PDT
talks if the jewish settlements and the west bank issue are not resolved. simon mcgregor-wood is live in jerusalem with a status report. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. you're absolutely right. jewish settlements, israeli settlements, in the occupied territories dominated the agenda, secretary clinton's talk sessions in sharm el sheikh. they will likely do so again today. she has a full round of talks with the parties here in jerusalem. israel's temporary settlement slowdown expires on the 26th of september. president abbas of the palestinians says, if israel starts building again, i'm going to walk away from this process. netanyahu says, i have to start some building again. and the real challenge for secretary clinton today is to try to find some sort of magic formula to allow the israelis to build enough to keep them politically satisfied. but not too many homes to force the palestinians to walk away from this fledgling process. so, crucial, so delicately-balanced is this process at the moment, vinita, we understand there's a distinct possibility the two side
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
president abbas at the white house. simon mcgregor-wood is joining us from jerusalem with some of the sticking points. hi, simon. >> reporter: good morning, rob. it's taken almost 20 months of diplomatic arm-twisting. but today, the two sides are finally due to sit down and talk face-to-face. a peace agreement to end this decades-long conflict in one year. that's their goal. very ambitious. but last night, as the protagonists gathered for dinner at the white house, there were fine words and lots of optimism. >> after nearly two years, israelis and palestinians will resume direct talks in pursuit of a goal that we all share. two states, israel and palestine, living side-by-side, in peace and security. >> we must learn to live together, to live next to one another, and with one another. and it is up to us, with the help of our friends, to conclude the agonizing conflict between our peoples and to afford them a new beginning. >> reporter: but there are lots of potential pitfalls. the issues have defeated all previous attempts to solve them. what to do about jewish settleme settlement
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
. simon mcgregor-wood joins us from jerusalem with the latest. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. you're absolutely right. the deadline has come and gone. for those settlers who have permits for new homes, we think that's about 2,000 who could if they wanted to start building their new homes today. but we cannot see so far at least an explosion of construction. prime minister netanyahu has urged the settler community here to show restraint. last night despite not being able to extend the freeze, he sent a reassuring message to the palestinians urging president abbas to stay on board the peace process. that will definitely be the message from the u.s. administration. the u.s. wanted to see an extension to the settlement freeze. they didn't get that from the israelis, so they're now trying to frantically cobble together some kind of diplomatic solution that will keep the process alive. good news so far today, the palestinians have not yet walked away. president abbas says he will consult with the arab league which meets in cairo next monday, october the 4th, before
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm PDT
quite frankly says horses saved her. >> reporter: 15-year-old emma mcgregor suffers from a terminal illness that attacks her central nervous system but the horses don't mind. are they like your friends? >> yeah. >> reporter: her mother says emma is slow to speak and walk, but quick to warm up to melanie buerke and her horses. >> when she is out here riding on them, she can have a chance to feel like any other little girl who wants to ride a horse. >> reporter: that's just how melanie wants kids to feel when they come to sonrise equestrian foundation, the nonprofit she founded in 2005. she uses horses to reach children with disabilities and serious illnesses. >> they are beautiful, strong, loyal. to be able to partner with an animal like that is beyond anything that you can do. >> reporter: melanie knows the healing power of horses. she says she has been rescued by horses twice in her life. as a child, melanie's parents split up. her mother's gift gave her relief. >> she bought me a horse and i began to ride that horse, and that horse gave me a reason to get up every morning. >> repo
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
t line. >> reporter: dematha's head coach bill mcgregor was on the practice field when his wife called. >> she's on t phone and she's crying like a baby, kind of hard to understand what she was saying. she said, you know, brendan looney was killed in the helicopter crash in afghanistan. >> reporte looney was one of the nine who died when their black hawk helicopter crashed in southern afghanistan yesterday. the u.s. government says it was an accident. his football coaches it's the type of sacrifice that defined looney's life. >> he was a young man that would do anything you asked him to do and then som >> reporter: after graduating from dematha as an honor student in 1999, brendan looney went to the prestigious naval academy. there, like hi two brothers, he became a stand-up lacrosse player. he graduated in 2004 and got married in 2008. he wanted to become a navy s.e.a.l. he became one. he and his new wife were stationed in san diego when he was deployed overseas. >> in my eyes and i think in t eyes of all our community he is more than just a hero. we look at him as a superhero.
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 3:20am EDT
stop them. here's abc's simon mcgregor-wood in jerusalem. >> reporter: four israeli settlers, last night gunned down in the west bank. hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, designed to inflict maximum damage on the peace process. in washington, there was condemnation. but the meetings continued. palestinian president, abbas, with secretary clinton. followed by a separate meeting with prime minister netanyahu. the issues remain the same, what to do about jewish settlements in the occupied territories. the so-called freeze ends this month. the palestinians demand an extension. israel, so far, refuses. next up, to create a border between israel and the new palestinian state. how much land will the israelis have to give back? then there's jerusalem, the holy city. will the palestinians get to establish their capital in the arab part of the city? or will israel insist on full control? after last night, a big issue for israel will be security. netanyahu says he won't do anything that risks that. there isn't much optimism here. expectations are very low. what happens in washington,
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
mcgregor-wood is live with a status report. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. secretary of state clinton touched down in tel aviv last night after a hard day of negotiations in sharm el sheikh where yet again, the thorny issue of israeli settlements dominated the agenda. round two of the new middle east peace process, the location this time sharm el sheikh. the host? egypt's ailing and aging president mubarak. secretary of state hillary clinton spending most of her time trying to prevent both sides from walking away. >> they will have to find ways to overcome the immediate obstacles so that the direct negotiations can continue and, ultimately, you know, solutions found that resolves all of the outstanding issues as part of the process. >> reporter: the issue of israeli settlements is rearing its head again. both palestinian and israeli leaders grappling with real domestic opposition to compromise. israel's ten-month building slowdown ends at the end of the month. it must be extended, say the palestinians. and the u.s. seems to agree, but not with the palestinian threat to walk aw
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
, and palestinian president abbas at the white house. simon mcgregor-wood is joining us from jerusalem with some of the sticking points. hi, simon. >> reporter: good morning, rob. it's almost 20 months of diplomatic arm-twisting. but today, the two sides are finally due to sit down and talk face-to-face. a peace agreement to end this decades-long conflict in one year. that's their goal. very ambitious. but last night, as the protagonists gathered for dinner at the white house, there were fine words and lots of optimism. >> after nearly two years, israelis and palestinians will resume direct talks in pursuit of a goal we all share. two states, israel and palestine, living side-by-side, in peace and security. >> we must learn to live together, to live next to one another, and with one another. and it is up to us, with the help of our friends, to conclude the agonizing conflict between our peoples and to afford them a new beginning. >> reporter: but there are lots of potential pitfalls. this has where to draw the border between the two states, israel and palestine. where will th
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
tremendous, you know, football player some day. >> on one. >> reporter: if anyone would know, bill mcgregor would. in his 29 years of damatla, he's turned out countless nfl prayers -- players, including seven on nfl rosters last season. the most of any hose in the entire country. >> thinks from him this year, tremendous college career and hopefully a great future down the road and most important, i think, he has everything in perspective. >> reporter: it can be tough for sirus esfather. in cameroon, the american football is not high up on the priority list. >> reporter: rug but. >> okay. >> it's -- . >> rugby. >> okay. >> it's close to football. >> reporter: as one of the top recruits in the country, sirus is being quartered by all sorts of big-time colleges. it's his ability to stay grounded that impressed his coach the most. >> he's a great young man. all of this publicity hasn't affected him at all. great teammates. >> reporter: at damatha, dave ross, fox 5 sports. >> cyrus had help with the college recruiting process and his wrath ari went through it last -- brother ari went through it
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
believe what you're hearing. >> reporter: bill mcgregor coached brendan loony in the late 1990s. he was a wide receiver, defensive back. >> his senior year, he was our cocaptain, and he was just a great leader and great young man, just a super, super human being. >> reporter: their undefeated football team his senior year was featured on the cheerios box. >> he was representing us very proudly. >> the greatest kid. we are just depressed over this. >> reporter: an elite navy seal, brandon loony and five other americans were killed tuesday in the crash of a nato helicopter in southern afghanistan, was it shot down or brought down by mechanical trouble, the pentagon isn't saying. >> he was born to be a navy seal, and sure enough, he gave his life being that navy seal. >> reporter: brandon graduated from the naval academy where he played lacrosse with his two younger brothers. all three loony boys went to da massa, and their mom works here. he was in the class of 1999. >> he's always going to be remembered and always have a special place here at the high school. >> reporter: at the loony's ho
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 2:05am PDT
peace talks in washington. abc's simon mcgregor-wood is in the middle east where violence has erupted again. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning, mike, from jerusalem. that's right, president obama gets personally involved in the peace process again today in washington. he has a very ambitious plan, trying to bring mideast peace that has eluded so many of predecessors for the last 60 years in less than a year. there were talks already yesterday in washington, the moderate palestinian leader president abbas sitting down for a one on one with secretary clinton as she met later with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. as i said, the president will have meetings with both those two men separately, also with the king of jordan and the president of egypt late today before hosting this launch dinner at the white house later this evening. tomorrow the first official negotiations between the two sides in over 18 months starts at the state department. but already these talks are under a shadow. the shadow of the murder last night in the west bank of four israelis, gunned down
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 2:35am EDT
mcgregor wood in jerusalem, thank you. >>> also from the middle east, american hiker sarah shourd is in oman this morning after her release from that prison in iran. shourd was met by her mother and american diplomats as she stepped off the plane. now the state department is challenging iran to release the two remaining hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer. >>> the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan has now reached its peak. some of those troops are supposed to come home next summer. but is that realistic? martha raddatz visited the top u.s. commander in afghanistan in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> are you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless, progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliba
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
: 15-year-old emma mcgregor suffers from a terminal illness that attacks her central nervous system but the horses don't mind. are they like your friends? >> yeah. >> reporter: her mother says emma is slow to speak and walk, but quick to warm up to melanie buerke and her horses. >> when she is out here riding on them, she can have a chance to feel like any other little girl who wants to ride a horse. >> reporter: that's just how melanie wants kids to feel when they come to son rise equestrian foundation, the nonprofit she founded in 2005. she uses horses to reach children with disabilities and serious illnesses. >> they are beautiful, strong, loyal. to be able to partner with an animal like that is beyond anything that you can do it. >> reporter: melanie knows the healing power of horses. she says she has been rescued by horses twice in her life. as a child, melanie's parents split up. her mother's gift gave her relief. >> she bought me a horse and i goon ride that horse and it gave me a reason to get up every morning. >> reporter: then as an adult. >> my mom was dying of cancer. an
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 2:05am PDT
. rob, mike? >> all right, our thanks to simon mcgregor-wood on that. >>> in other news now, pakistan has been hit by major violence for the first time since last month's devastating floods there. in lahore, three bombs ripped through a religious procession. the bombers targeted 35,000 shiite muslims who were commemorating one of their holiest days. 25 people were killed and about 150 wounded. sunni extremists may be to blame. >>> a surveillance camera outside a massachusetts convenience store caught some frightening pictures of a car slamming into it. the driver apparently fell asleep and lost control, smashing as you see right through the front of the store. the owner and his wife had just closed for the night. the driver was treated at a hospital and released. the crash caused $130,000 in damage. >>> a florida congresswoman tells oil giant bp that the company should spend more on oil spill victims and a little less on advertising. the company told congress it had spent $93 million on ads from april through july. that's $5 million a week. although bp ran fewer commercials
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